Today's racecards

Cartmel

  • 14:30 EBF Arthritis Research UK Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:50
14:30 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Asuncion

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2321-3 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Bespoke Lady (IRE) 86
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-3 p1 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 13/102.30
2 62/2231 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Bonne Fee 22
Nag me
7 11-3 p K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 110 19/102.90
3 7/352P-2 Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Ussee (FR) 32
Nag me
6 10-10 t C J Mann Mr H Bannister (7) 108 27/103.70
Non runners
4F277-23Asuncion410-8Rebecca MenziesTony Kelly104

Verdict

Only four runners in this opener but three of them look to have a decent chance. A P McCoy, fresh from his fastest-ever century, has a couple of interesting rides for Donald McCain and BESPOKE LADY can get the ball rolling. The drying ground is an unknown but she might appreciate the slightly shorter trip having failed to last home over 3m1f last time. Ussee is proving difficult to place and the winner let down the form of her latest second at Southwell next time but Bonne Fee arrives off the back of a win at Bangor, though was an expensive flop over track and trip in May. Asuncion may find a couple too good again.